Academic Professions on Demand in Germany – Fachkräftemangel

These are the professions that will get you the EU Blue Card. The EU Blue Card was introduced last year, 2012, to encourage more academic professionals to move to Germany. (Read: Good News for Students and ProfessionalsThe EU Blue Card Introduced and Applying for the EU Blue Card).

For foreign professionals in the academic professions below, with German degrees, they no longer need an approval from the Job Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) before they can start working.

The professions falling in this category include:

* Maschinen- und Fahrzeugbauingenieure (Mechanical Engineers)
* Elektroingenieure (Electrical Engineers)
* Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater (Chartered Accountants)
* Ärzte in allen Bereichen (Doctors either general or in all other fields)
* Sonstige Ingenieure (Engineers)
* Datenverarbeitungsfachleute (Data Processing Experts)
* Architekten, Bauingenieure (Architects and Civil Engineers)
* Hochschullehrer, Dozenten (Lecturers, Professors)
* Heimleiter, Sozialpädagogen (Nursing home Directors, Social (Education) Workers)
* IT – Programmierer (Programmers)

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